Samsung has been in the limelight for all the right reasons, and wrong in some cases, for giving us some of the most mind-blowing technologies. Even with rivals offering similar products, Samsung has managed to stand apart with their compatibility and easy-to-use features that have made it a brand worth reckoning. With the launch of its latest smartphone, the coveted Galaxy S8, the company has also launched a number of gadgets and devices that are paving a way for a much better year for Samsung as a brand.
Most of us might remember the Gear 360 degree camera launched by Samsung last year, in February 2016, that revolutionised videos and cameras to a great extent. While there were a few limitations to the camera, most did see it as a potential investment. Making yet another revolutionary move, Samsung launched an upgraded version of the Gear 360 camera at the event held for the launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus this week.
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What’s the upgrade?
Along with becoming from handy, literally, Gear 360 degree camera has also had an upgrade wherein it is compatible with not only the flagship phones of Samsung but also iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. What’s more? The camera is now easier to carry around and offers increased resolution, through both single lens and dual lens. The expandable memory has also been increased in the 2017 version which is great news for those looking forward to using the camera on a professional level.
Samsung Gear 360 Camera Specifications
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Dual Lens 5472 x 2736 resolution of 15MP
Single Lens 2304 x 1296 resolution up to3 MP
Dual lens video recording (24fps) resolution of 4096 x 2048
Single lens video recording (60fps) resolution of 1920 x 1080
Up to 130 minutes recording time of 2560 x 1280 resolution (30fps)
1160 mAh battery
Memory expandable up to 256Gb with MicroSD Card
Compatible with Android and iOS mobile applications
Windows and Max software compatible
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
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With upgrades made to the camera, iPhones users have a lot to rejoice. What is even more amazing is the 4K video recording that you can broadcast live! You can also switch the mode of the view to one you are comfortable with from among five options – 360 degree view, dual view, round view, stretched view, and panoramic view. The upgrades are a sure bonus to this wonderful gadget that is bound to get the photographer in you out of your shell.
There are also chances of it costing less than the ones released last year. How much of it is true is yet to be seen.